Old 07-07-2007   #1
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Windows Media Player 11 not playing .avi and .mpg?

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I have a problem with windows media player 11, it won't play any of my .avi files or .mpg files and i have no idea why, i tried uninstalling it and then re-installing it but still no change!
Can anybody help me out?
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Re: Windows Media Player 11 not playing .avi and .mpg?

You are most likely missing codecs.

Download and install K-Lite Codec Pack Full, you should be good to go.

Link: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...Codec_Pack.htm

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Re: Windows Media Player 11 not playing .avi and .mpg?

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Hi
I have a problem with windows media player 11, it won't play any of my .avi files or .mpg files and i have no idea why, i tried uninstalling it and then re-installing it but still no change!
Can anybody help me out?
Thanks in advance
Sonya
You could check the microsoft media player web site and download the needed codec there and addon to the media player as well.
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Re: Windows Media Player 11 not playing .avi and .mpg?

You could tell us what it is doing when you try to play an AVI or an MPEG. Just telling us it won't do it doesn't tell us very much.
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Re: Windows Media Player 11 not playing .avi and .mpg?

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You could tell us what it is doing when you try to play an AVI or an MPEG. Just telling us it won't do it doesn't tell us very much.
It doesn't do anything and neither does it come up with a error message, i just clicked the video and it opens media player and thats it no picture no sound nothing and it won't play either.
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Re: Windows Media Player 11 not playing .avi and .mpg?

Did you install the codecs?

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Did you install the codecs?

Yup i installed the K-lite codecs and they worked
Thanks for that
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Good to see your problem is solved.

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Windows Media Player 11 Not Playing Avi MPG

If you have a problem with Windows Media Player 11 not playing .avi or .mpg files, even after you tried to re-install it, this is what you should do:

Download and install K-lite Codec Pack Full.
This is the link: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...Codec_Pack.htm


After you have installed the K-lite Codecs, Windows Mediaplayer should work and play .avi and .mpg files.

So after installing the K-lite Codecs, your problem is solved.

However, I'm considering switching to Windows 7, which has Windows Media Player 12. Do I need to install the K-lite Codecs pack in that case too?
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Re: Windows Media Player 11 not playing .avi and .mpg?

MultiC0pier,

have you not read post #2 which was made 2.5 years ago??
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Hi
I have a problem with windows media player 11, it won't play any of my .avi files or .mpg files and i have no idea why, i tried uninstalling it and then re-installing it but still no change!
Can anybody help me out?
Thanks in advance
Sonya
I downloaded this Codec (click link below) and now WMP11 works for AVI files.
http://www.mediacodec.org/
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Re: Windows Media Player 11 not playing .avi and .mpg?

Either:

Media-Player-Codec-Pack
http://download.cnet.com/Media-Playe...ml?tag=mncol;4

OR

Windows-Essentials-Media-Codec-Pack
http://download.cnet.com/Windows-Ess...ml?tag=mncol;5

OR

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 6.5
http://download.cnet.com/K-Lite-Mega...ml?tag=mncol;6

ALL free downloads do the job, but I'll point out that cnet quotes around 5million downloads of the first two and only about 1.5million downloads of the K-Lite package...

Generally specific competing free software downloads are popular over one another for good reason.

My preference is for the first one I list above (Media-Player-Codec-Pack) as the install doesn't seem as glitchy as the second one.

And yes, I know this is a resurrected topic but the question keeps coming back...
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